JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, Sixth Edition By David Flanagan

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide has well been known as the bible of JavaScript Development. As a professional JavaScript Developer and leader of JavaScript Developers, I had to grab an updated copy (we’ve got various old editions around the office). It was great to get opportunity to review it as a part of the O’Reilly Blogger Review program.

The book has been updated for HTML 5 and ECMAScript 5, and has heaps of useful information about both. Even as an experienced JavaScript developer, I found a significant number of insights, making it well worth the list price. My only criticism is that the code formatting technique in the examples didn’t work very well on n iPad. Unfortunately the width of lines including the copious explanatory comments was just too long.

David Flanagan recently caused a stir by announcing that piracy of his books may end his full time writing career, which would be a sad loss. http://www.davidflanagan.com/2011/04/javascript-the-1.html. Please consider buying this well written JavaScript book, which is useful for beginners and experts.

[this book was reviewed as a part of the O'Reilly Blogger Review Program]

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